Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 146 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0870.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.

Accession Number

00.193

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos, to right with a broad fillet across the forehead and an ivy wreath in his hair.
Reverse: Nude, youthful Herakles, standing towards left, club held inverted in right hand, lion-skin hung on left arm.
Inscription in Greek around. M in field at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund